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09/07/2021

Hospitality Technology Invites Hoteliers to Nominate Themselves for a 2021 Hotel Visionary Award

Winners will be announced live on Dec. 15 at the 2021 HT-NEXT conference in Scottsdale.
Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is pleased to announce it is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Hotel Visionary Awards. The Visionary Awards, celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, will be presented live at HT-NEXT. These coveted awards seek to honor hotel companies for outstanding achievement, vision and leadership in technological innovation in both enterprise and customer-facing applications. To nominate a company, please fill out the submission form by October 15th. Hoteliers can self-nominate. Technology vendors are also encouraged to nominate hotel companies but are not themselves eligible to receive an award.

“The Hotel Visionary Awards recognize lodging companies across segments that are going above and beyond to meet or exceed guest expectations, support staff, and find new operational efficiencies,” says Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor-in-chief of Hospitality Technology. “Guests expect to drive their own experiences these days—from booking to check-in, on-property, and beyond. We are celebrating those brands that are leveraging technology to deliver that level of personalization.”  

Nominate a Hotel Brand Today!

Deadline for submissions: Oct. 15th.

Submission form can be found here!

Hotels can nominate themselves; solution providers can nominate hotels.

Winners will be notified on Oct. 29th and must be willing to be present at the conference to accept the award.

Awards will be presented live at HT-NEXT 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona on Dec. 15th.

The Hotel Visionary Awards are given in two categories: Customer-Facing Innovator and Enterprise Innovator.

The Customer-Facing Innovator award is presented to a hotel company that has leveraged customer-facing technology innovations to differentiate and/or improve customer service. Results should reveal an increase in guest service, satisfaction or loyalty, and/or brand reputation. Technologies can include, but are not limited to, all hardware and software solutions that have a customer touch-point, such as televisions, kiosks, display boards, mobile phone apps, guest room technologies, etc.

The Enterprise Innovator award is given to a hotel company that has leveraged technology beyond standard practices to improve overall hotel operations. Results should reveal an increase in efficiency and/or cost savings. Technologies can include: PMS, revenue management, bookings, CRM, infrastructure/networking, and all those applications and hardware solutions that empower back-of-house operations.

Deadline to fill out the submission form is October 15, 2021. Winners will be notified on or about October 29, 2021 and awards will be presented live at HT-NEXT on December 15, 2021. 

HT-NEXT will take place December 13-16, 2021 at the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. HT-NEXT is the first industry-leading event uniting HT’s Hotel Technology Forum and HTNG’s North American Conference into one immersive networking and educational event for hotel executives and solution providers. Honorees will also be profiled in the cover story of the Spring 2022 issue of Hospitality Technology magazine.

Previous winners include:

·         RLH Corp. (2020)

·         Hyatt (2020)

·         Edwardian Hotels London (2020)

·         Motel 6 (2020)

·         Choice Hotels International (2019)

·         IHG (2019)

·         Hyatt (2019)

·         The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (2019)

·         Hilton (2018)

·         Nordic Choice Hotels (2018)

·         Caesars Entertainment (2018)

·         Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (2018)

·         EAST, Miami (2018)

·         Hyatt (2017)

·         NH Hotel Group (2017)

·         La Quinta Inns and Suites (2017)

·         Watermark Luxe Waterfront Cottages (2017)

·         Grand View Lodge (2016)

·         Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (2016)

·         Hilton Worldwide (2015)

·         Fontainebleau Hotel (2015)

·         SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts (2015)

·         Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (2014)

·         La Quinta Inns & Suites (2014)

·         Red Lion Hotels (2014)

·         Hyatt Hotels (2013)

·         Red Roof Inns (2013)

·         Choice Hotels (2013)

·         Conrad Hotels & Resorts (2013)

·         Hilton Worldwide (2012)

·         LaQuinta Inns & Suites (2012)

·         Gaylord Entertainment (2012)

·         Flamingo Las Vegas (2012)

·         Choice Hotels International (2011)

·         Morgans Hotel Group (2011)

·         Galt House Hotel (2011)

·         Royal Caribbean (2011)

·         CityCenter (2010)

·         Courtyard by Marriott (2010)

·         JHM Hotels Group (2010)

·         InterContinental Hotels Group (2009)

·         Harrah’s Entertainment (2009)

·         Hyatt Place (2009)

·         Thayer Lodging Group (2009)

·         MTM Luxury Lodging (2008)  

·         The Peninsula Hotels (2008)

·         Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (2008)

·         Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (2007)

·         Ginn Resorts (2007)

·         Hilton Hotels Corporation (2007)

·         Rosewood Hotels & Resorts (2006)

·         Harrah’s Entertainment (2006)

·         MGM Mirage (2006)

·         Wyndham International (2005)

·         Sea Island Company (2005)

·         Marriott International (2005)

·         Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (2005)

·         Hyatt International (2005)

About Hospitality Technology

Hospitality Technology (HT) is the only publication dedicated to covering the role of information technology in improving business performance for both hotel and restaurant operators. The Hospitality Technology editorial portfolio includes: a print publication that publishes nine times annually and reaches more than 16,000 hospitality industry executives, three networking and educational events (MURTEC, HT-NEXT and MURTEC Executive Summit), a comprehensive website, e-newsletters, web seminars, and several exclusive annual reports and studies. Hospitality Technology is the parent brand of the Restaurant Technology Network (www.restauranttechnologynetwork.com), a membership community of restaurants and suppliers working together to solve industry challenges by shaping standards and sharing best practices. Visit Hospitality Technology online at www.hospitalitytech.com. Hospitality Technology is published by EnsembleIQ, headquartered in Chicago.

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